Implants are an excellent option for replacement of missing teeth. A titanium screw is inserted into the gums at the site of a single missing tooth, or a series of implants can be placed to form a bridge or support a denture in the case of multiple missing teeth. Over a period of approximately 6 months, the implant is integrated into the bone in your jaw, which provides its strength. A crown, bridge or denture can then be built on top of this implant.
The success rate of implants is one of the highest in dentistry, as is the longevity. Another major benefit to implant treatment is that they are free standing – there is no need to drill and compromise adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth.